Welding Safety and Taking The Right Steps for Your Fume Solution

Lincoln electric has served the welding industry by delivering industry leading welding and cutting solutions since 1895. We recognise the challenges you face regarding productivity, quality and safety and we strive to respond to them with innovative and dependable solutions. Arc welding is a safe occupation when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards. When these measures are overlooked or ignored, however, welders can encounter such dangers as electric shock, overexposure to fumes and gases, arc radiation, fire and explosion; which may result in serious or even fatal injuries.

Lincoln Electric follows an in-depth process of evaluating the right weld fume control solution for your application. Our technical team is trained and knowledgeable about the methodology of substitution, isolation, and ventilation. As a key partner, with a wealth of experience and knowledge of welding, welding fume and welding fume removal, we can aid you in this process, more so than vendors with a focus only on air handling. A crucial step is to conduct a site assessment and complete an application data sheet to ensure that the system design is appropriate to your particular facility’s needs. Criteria including, but not limited to, amount of consumables used, welding processes, number of welders, type of parts and base material are essential data for ensuring your system is sized properly and accommodates all of your weld fume control and plant needs.